Djuna Barnes remains a reminder of the Road Not Yet Takeninternational, devious, perverse, verbally abundant, psychologically subtle. - Edmund White, Voice Literary Supplement 11-95. I read Nightwood back in the 1930s and was very taken with it. I consider it one of the great books of the twentieth century. - William Burroughs. is one of the top ten novels written this century and is undoubtedly. one of the greatest gay novels ever written
Nightwood - Criticism, Textual, Lesbians - Fiction, Lesbians in literature. blurry text inherent from the book. Plumb, Cheryl . 1943
Nightwood - Criticism, Textual, Lesbians - Fiction, Lesbians in literature. Normal, IL : Dalkey Archive Press. 1943-.
Barnes scholar Cheryl J. Plumb has studied all surviving versions of the work to. . Plumb has studied all surviving versions of the work to re-create the novel Barnes originally intended. The version of Nightwood published in 1936 and revered ever since both as a classic modernist work and a groundbreaking lesbian novel differs in many respects from the book Djuna Barnes actually wrote. The book on which Barnes's fame largely rests is Nightwood (1936), a surrealistic story set in Paris and the United States, dealing with the complex relationships among a group of strangely obsessed characters, most of them homosexuals and lesbians. Barnes wrote little after Nightwood.
Nightwood is a 1936 novel by Djuna Barnes first published in London by Faber and Faber. It is one of the earliest prominent novels to portray explicit homosexuality between women, and as such can be considered lesbian literature. It is also notable for its intense, gothic prose style
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NIGHTWOOD The Original Version and Related Drafts. 319 pp. Normal, Il. Dalkey Archive Press. Barnes never makes clear whether Robin is obsessed by self-degradation or simply reverting to her instinctive level; throughout the novel, Barnes stresses the narrowness of the line between humankind and animals. A circus girl catches the eye of a dilettante aristocrat, not for her beauty but because he relishes her similarity to the lion she tames. The grotesque cabaret performers who act as a chorus and audience in the book are "gaudy, cheap cuts from the beast life, immensely capable of that great disquiet called entertainment.
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See Fuchs, ‘Djuna Barnes and . Eliot: Authority, Resistance and Acquiescence’, 289–313; and Cheryl Plumb, foreword to Nightwood: The Original Version and Related Drafts, by Djuna Barnes (Elmwood Park: Dalkey Archive Press, 1995). Plumb acknowledges Coleman’s contribution, but attributes the significant excisions to Eliot. 54. Carolyn Allen describes Nightwood and the Ladies Almanack as such in, ‘Looking Like a Lesbian/Poet’, in The Modern Woman Revisited, eds Whitney Chadwick and Tirza True Latimer (New Brunswick, London: Rutgers University Press, 2003), 14. oogle Scholar.
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